Youmali

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  • Age9
  • Conditionclubfoot
  • Next Appointment 12/28/2017
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Youmali's Story

“The way my feet are makes me unhappy because I cannot work with the rest of my family.” Coming from a family of 15 children, familial bonds are the strongest ones in Youmali’s life. The family lives, plays, and works the family farm together… Read more

“The way my feet are makes me unhappy because I cannot work with the rest of my family.” Coming from a family of 15 children, familial bonds are the strongest ones in Youmali’s life. The family lives, plays, and works the family farm together. When one of them is hurting, they all are. Being born with clubfeet meant that while Youmali is part of the family, he cannot contribute the way his brothers and sisters do. He has found ways to chip in, but dreams of the day he can pull his weight. Thankfully, this day is not far away. Youmali's family first heard about CURE through a presentation at a local women’s meeting and immediately made their way to us. Soon, Youmali will be on his feet, free of pain, and fully participating in the rigors of family life!

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Yesterday

Youmali has shown up for his follow-up appointment a whole month early, but just in time to catch an art therapy session! Photo of Youmali

Jun 30, 2017

Youmali got his cast off and the doctors are thrilled with the results! His feet are looking so good that Youmali was told he can go home and doesn't need to check back in for six whole months! Photo of Youmali

Jun 29, 2017

Here's a look at the cast Youmali has completely worn out. On the plus side, that foot is looking pretty straight! Photo of Youmali

Jun 27, 2017

Youmali is back because he has, once again, worn through the bottom of his cast! Luckily, he made it just in time to take part in some crafts with a visiting team from the USA! Photo of Youmali

May 22, 2017

So after getting his cast last week, Youmali's mom finally worked out their transportation home and he snuck out over the weekend! We should be seeing him again for another follow up at the end of June!

May 16, 2017

Youmali is still here and after a conversation between his Mom and our doctors, he got put back in a cast which will keep the work going on his correction! Photo of Youmali

May 12, 2017

Youmali has got the 'all clear' to go back home, although he probably won't leave until his mom can organize some transportation this weekend! None the less, we sat down and showed him a get well video that one of the CURE U chapters made for him!


May 11, 2017

Our man got his cast off today and his mom washed off all that bandage fuzz that's been under there for months now. It's looking fresh and clean! The doctor is pleased with the way things are looking and Youmali is hanging out with the physical therapist to learn some ways to make his new foot usable before he goes home! Photo of Youmali

May 10, 2017

Youmali made the long trek back to us for his follow up appointment tomorrow! In the meantime, he's just hanging around the hospital with all his old friends (like us)! Photo of Youmali

Apr 03, 2017

Youmali was able to figure out a lift home over the weekend and took it! We're sad we didn't get to say goodbye, but we'll see him again in a few weeks for his follow up appointment!

Mar 31, 2017

Youmali is pumped to be out of the ward and to have just a little freedom back! Photo of Youmali

Mar 30, 2017

The doctors deemed Youmali healthy enough to go back to the guest house today! Photo of Youmali

Mar 29, 2017

Our man is still hanging out and healing up while slowly getting back to himself! Photo of Youmali

Mar 28, 2017

Youmali's surgery went wonderfully! He's currently hanging out in the ward, recovering. He'll be in a little pain and discomfort for a bit, but he's a step closer to literally taking uninhibited steps! Photo of Youmali

Mar 27, 2017

Youmali is back with us this week in order to get his second foot "unclubbed" and we couldn't be happier to have this smile back with us! Photo of Youmali

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